a few months ago i was having daily headaches/migraines. life was stressful and difficult. so i started seeing a massage therapist who was amazing and ultimately led me to a chiropractor who put my body back into alignment and i started to feel better. the headaches were gone, life was normal. but a couple weeks ago, they returned. sure, i could have gone back to weekly massage and chiropractic care. but i am a busy mom. and honestly, i just couldn't see myself living my life hitting up two appointments every week for the rest of my life. so i decided to make some other changes. i also live with anxiety. and i started researching how what you eat can effect your body other than just in terms of fat/muscle. sure, many of the studies i have read contradict each other. everyone has their own theory on whether or not veganism or vegetarianism or raw foodism or whatever is healthy. and i am neither one nor the other of these things. i am trying to cut out things that have preservatives and chemicals in them. i just want to live without headaches and anxiety. so i changed my diet a little here and there. and it's working. i haven't had a headache in 2 weeks. i'm not strict. but i'm working on changing some of my habits. i hope not to become one of those weirdos who won't eat at family functions. you know what? who cares anyway. one thing is for sure. i love to cook. i love to bake. and i still love food. but my world is changing here.
(sheesh, don't think i'm all weird. last saturday i ate all kinds of deep fried zucchini and other shameful appetizers.)
here are some of the recipes i like:
a salty snack
a chocolaty craving
a summery salad
oh, and i can go a day or two without a single sip of diet coke! gasp!